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Bank offering World of Warcraft Visa card

May 5, 2007

“In 2005, Sony Online Entertainment became the object of widespread derision when it let players order from Pizza Hut via in-game commands in EverQuest II. Nowhere was the mockery louder than at Blizzard Entertainment, developer of World of Warcraft, EQII’s archrival in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game space. The Irvine, California-based developer/publisher even played an April Fools’ Day prank satirizing the Pizza Hut function by posting a fake page about how players could order Chinese takeout in WOW.”

“This week, though, Blizzard set itself up for criticism of a harsher variety. The company has struck a first-of-its-kind gaming-banking deal with First National Bank to release a World of Warcraft Visa card.”

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